Lodranite-an Meteorite Classification

Class Description

The Lodranite-an classification describes a unique type of primitive achondrite, part of the acapulcoite-lodranite family, that exhibits unusual characteristics not typical of the group. These meteorites have undergone heating and partial melting, which altered their original chondritic structure, yet they retain a composition similar to chondrites. The acapulcoite-lodranite family, named after meteorite falls in Mexico and Pakistan, consists of meteorites with a fine-grained texture and a composition that is somewhat different from ordinary chondrites, with lodranites being more fractionated in their composition.

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